What does healthy aging look like for my feet?

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It’s happening. Each day, our bodies are changing — and getting a little bit older. It’s an exciting adventure, which can include some predictable experiences and some surprising ones. Here at the Foot and Ankle Centers of North Houston, the doctors want to help you age well while helping you prevent foot and ankle pain. As always, we want to remind you that foot and ankle pain is not normal. Whether you’re young or old, contact a medical professional if the pain has become your new normal.  

As an older American, here are some things that you can do to help your feet age well: 

Pay attention

We often forget to take a second look at our feet unless we’re experiencing pain. As time passes, your attention to your feet will be critical to the early detection of any potential issues. If you notice any new growths or color changes, contact us. If you have diabetes, it is even more important to inspect your feet daily. Take note of any new cuts or bruises. Remember that protecting your feet by keeping them covered is a great first step. 

Keep moving

As you age, keep moving! Speak with a medical professional about healthy ways to include exercise. Whether you’re walking with your grandchildren around the neighborhood or participating in a local aerobics class, stay ahead of strengthening the muscles in your feet and ankles.  

Rest and recover

Your feet and ankles do a lot of work each day. Whether you invest in orthotics to provide additional comfort or get a professional massage, take time for comfort and rest. 

Our board-certified team of podiatrists and surgeons serves multi-generational clients. As we walk with them during different stages of life, we are here to help provide tips and treatment along the way. For residents of the North Houston area, visit us at any of the following locations: Northwest Houston, Northeast Houston, Tomball, Liberty Dayton, The Woodlands, Atascocita, Cleveland, and Livingston. Make an appointment online or call (281) 444-4114.